Forged in 2003, INDIAN’s debut EP, God Slave, was a self-released mission statement, welcoming the band into the world like young, kicking, screaming giants. Their first three full-lengths – The Unquiet Sky, Slights And Abuse, and The Sycophant, respectively – were all issued through Portland, Oregon-based metal imprint Seventh Rule Recordings. Unapologetically harsh and chest-cavingly heavy, each of these releases found the band gaining momentum and attracting followers, as well as performing shows with scene heavyweights such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Locrian, and Agalloch. By 2010, INDIAN had joined the Relapse family and spawned Guiltless. Released in 2011 to outstanding reviews, the Chicagoist described the album as, “a musical journey into the mouth of teeth-rattling metal madness,” while Metal Hammer simply called it, “pretty much an essential album.” Fans were also impressed, gathering to soak up the band’s feverish rays of doom on tour across the country. INDIAN performed shows with High on Fire, Batillus, and Yob, translating their recorded sounds into a murky, devilish live spectacle.

On ‘From All Purity’ Indian take their infamously hateful aggression to new levels of despair. Now augmented with an even keener sense of harsh noise, all the trademark elements of Indian’s sound have been refined to reach new lows of powerful and punishing anguish. This is the opposite of easy listening. Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace), the six-track From All Purity is a taunting exercise in auditory hate and despair; a physically and psychologically jarring collision of tar-black doom, sprawling waves of noise and scathing outbursts of pain.

  • Psycho Las Vegas x Relapse Records 2018 Psycho Las Vegas 2018 kicks off Thursday, August 16th till August 20th and features Relapse current, alumni & affiliated bands RED FANG, INTEGRITY, S U R V I V E, PRIMITIVE MAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, INDIAN, COUGH, HIGH ON FIRE, BORIS, VOIVOID & GODFLESH! More info and tickets are available at
  • INDIAN: ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR AND STREAM ALBUM Indian_Relapse-Records_AnastasiosKetsios_01 INDIAN have announced a full European tour for this spring, in addition to their already announced appearance at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In celebration of its impending release this coming Monday, today VPRO 3voor12 are streaming From All Purity, the forthcoming new full-length from the Chicago blackened doom misanthropes from beginning to bitter ...
  • INDIAN: From All Purity Now Playing At Pitchfork; Kuma’s Corner To Unveil Band Burger This Sunday In celebration of its impending release next Tuesday, today the gatekeepers at Pitchfork are streaming From All Purity, the forthcoming new full-length from Chicago blackened doom misanthropes, INDIAN, from beginning to bitter end. Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace), the six-track From All Purity is the sound of the earth dying; ...
  • INDIAN: New Track From Blackened Doom Day-Ruiners Now Playing At Invisible Oranges; Hometown Listening Party + Burger Debut Confirmed Indian_Relapse-Records_AnastasiosKetsios_01 Just in time to derail all your New Year’s resolutions, today, Invisible Oranges brings you “Directional” from Chicagoan blackened doom merchants, INDIAN. The tune comes courtesy of the unit’s forthcoming From All Purity long player scheduled for release later this month via Relapse Records. Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, ...
  • Indian Unleash New Song From Upcoming Album Hoping to lurch you into a full-blown, noise-strewn, festive sound orgy, today Chicago blackened doom bringers INDIAN offer up a taste of their upcoming album in the form of the new track “Rhetoric of No”. The song will appear on the band’s second Relapse release, From All Purity. Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios ...